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  • Short Summary

    Lots of local people come out to pay respects at the funeral of the Mayor of Smethwick.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Funeral of Alderman Edward Hewitson, Mayor of Smethwick".

    West Midlands.

    Intertitle reads: "Cortege Leaving House".

    The coffin of the Mayor is carried between ranks of Smethwick firemen. MS the coffin is loaded onto a horse drawn hearse. MS widow and other mourners come out of the house.

    Intertitle reads: "Passing Windsor Theatre and Company Office".

    Shots of funeral procession passing along street in town. Small groups of people stand on roadside to pay their respects.

    Intertitle reads: "At Smethwick Council House. Employees join procession."

    Ext Smethwick Council House. Men and women walk with funeral cortege. Several wear black arm bands. Many cars drive past in procession.

    Intertitle reads: "At Holy Trinity Church".

    The coffin is brought into Church. The path is lined with mourners.

    N.B. Item found in Unidentified Gazettes reel. Presumably from 1930s Gazettes.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1881.22
    Media URN:
    75478
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1930 - 1939
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:59:14:00 / 02:02:22:00
    Canister:
    UNI GAZ ROLL 5

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    Hewitson was Mayor of Smethwick between 1933 and 1936.

  2. jamied says

    Reducing this clip's current date range of 1930-39, Edward Hewitson died in 1936.

  3. British Pathé says

    Useful - thanks. Anyone got an exact date for the funeral?

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